Reviewing Trashy Hasbara against BDS

By Vacy Vlazna Boycotting Israel is Wrong: The progressive path to peace between Palestinians and Israelis by Philip Mendes, Nick Dyrenfurth is a slipshod diatribe against the principled efforts of the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions […]

Gaza Writes Back – Book Review

Reviewed by Gary Corseri (Gaza Writes Back: Short Stories from Young Writers in Gaza, Palestine. Edited by Refaat Alareer. Just World Books, Charlottesville, VA, 2014. 205 pages.) I think I was in the first grade […]


By Hatim Kanaaneh Alberto Manguel wrote: “Every reader exists to ensure for a certain book a modest immortality. Reading is, in this sense, a ritual of rebirth.” Writing is even more dramatic a rebirth. After […]

You Came to Create Change

By Mats Svensson You come to Palestine as a diplomat, as a development worker. You come to create change. To make something better. Not for yourself but for people living on a small plot of […]

Baghdad Central – Book Review

By Neve Gordon (Center-staging the calamities of collaboration, Elliott Colla’s noir thriller exposes the moral and strategic failures of military occupation.) Without networks of collaborators conscripted from among the ranks of the insurgency, sustained military […]

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Understanding Shadows – Book Review

Review by Ludwig Watzal (Michael Quilligan, Understanding Shadows. The Corrupt Use of Intelligence, Clarity Press, Atlanta 2013, pp 366.) Edward Snowden’s revelations have given the public insights into a world that leads a shadowy existence. […]